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August 21, 2013

Wednesday's Astros-Rangers lineups: Adjusting for a lefty

The Rangers' lineup takes on a different look Wednesday with the Astros throwing left-hander Erik Bedard. Better get used to it. Beginning Wednesday, the Rangers could face five straight lefties. All three of the White Sox scheduled starters this weekend are port-siders, and Joe Saunders could start Monday for the Mariners. That means lots of Craig Gentry and Jeff Baker, a pair of right-handed hitters, and an extended break for the left-handed-hitting David Murphy and Mitch Moreland.

Astros lineup vs. LHP Derek Holland: Robbie Grossman, lf; L.J. Hoes, rf; Jose Altuve, 2b; Jason Castro, c; Chris Carter, 1b; Matt Dominguez, 3b; Max Stassi, dh; Brandon Barnes, cf; Marwin Gonzalez, ss.

Rangers lineup vs. LHP Erik Bedard: Leonys Martin, cf; Elvis Andrus, ss; Ian Kinsler, 2b; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Alex Rios, rf; Jeff Baker, 1b; Jurickson Profar, dh; Craig Gentry, lf.

-- Jeff Wilson



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